at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
The Canadian Press (7/1/12)
Ryan Smyth is going to have a chance to finish his career with the Edmonton Oilers.
The veteran forward signed a US$4.5-million, two-year contract with the Oilers just before free agency opened Sunday.
Gustavsson to Detroit for 2 years.
RT @JoshRimerHockey: Jonas Gustavsson has just signed with the Redwings! #sportsnet
Yeah just saw that. Wow! If there's a team that could help Gustavsson develop properly, it would be the RW's. Depending on how that team is put together in the coming years it wouldn't surprise me at all to see Gustavsson rise and potentially usurp Howard as the #1.
LOLOLOL, Toronto. That's what happens when you don't develop your goalies properly.
looks like Matt Carkner signs with the Avalanche per their twitter, despite no corroboration from the Carkner camp.
Joe Corvo signs with Carolina.
Mike Lundin signs with Ottawa.
Ray Whitney in Dallas
Brad Staubitz in Anaheim... new thug in town. must mean Parros is gone